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Address: north end of Sparta, Sparta, Greece
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In terms of ancient sites this wasn't the best one I've been to - nothing to really see and no information boards around.. Was a pleasant walk from the hotel.

3 of 5 starsReviewed October 21, 2015
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Kyoto, Japan
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127 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

We visited Sparti for a few days and figured we might as well see these ruins since we had time. It seems they are being excavated or moved and there was nothing to see besides construction workers and piles of stones ready for transport. I'm not sure what they have planned for this area, but I hope it is worthwhile.... More 

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015 via mobile

This wasn't one of the best ancient sites I have been to. Sparta as a whole was rather disappointing bearing in mind all the stories of Helen of Troy / sparta, the 300..... however when we visited the acropolis it did seem that they are in the process of excavating and reconstruction. Definitely need sturdy shoes and take drinks with... More 

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Maitland, Australia
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015 via mobile

In terms of ancient sites this wasn't the best one I've been to - nothing to really see and no information boards around.. Was a pleasant walk from the hotel.

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Ghent, Belgium
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19 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

Strange place. No entry or fence, no fee, and no indication what so ever about the things you're looking at. But then again, no limits. You can just walk in (and over) the archeological site. With some fantasy you can be a Roman or Old Greek. Beats any walk in a park ;-)

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Thank GeertM50
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25 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

Most are familiar about Hollywoods film 300. Likewise, I was excited to see the ancient ruins of Sparta. To my great disappointment, the ruins did not have one single plaque, information, or descriptions of the ancient city. Excavation sites were surrounded by ugly orange construction fences. Nothing nothing. It took us 28 minutes to walk through and a lot of... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 via mobile

As the title says, it is a nice place to visit. It's on the outside of the busy Spartan city. The place itself is very quiet, just a few people strolling around. I found the lack of signs or information disturbing, you'll need to fantasise yourself about the how and when. You can get in free of charge, but that's... More 

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Thank Vincent B
West Columbia, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 via mobile

This place is absolutely a must if you get close to Athens. There is so much history. I was lucky to have my friend Kostas Koutrakos a natural born Greek to show me around. He knew so much I was amazed. There are several different things right in one area. Take a half a day and do it right. You... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Along the path of trees will lead you to the ancient site. Once there, you will see ruins of the acropolis and ancient theatre. You can find ancient writings on the some of ruin stones. Pity, the ruins weren't as good as the others.

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Thank Dushara
Vancouver, Canada
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128 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

The directions to the Site are signposted near the Leonidas statue at the northern end of Sparta's main north-south street. There is no information or interpretive signs at the site, you need to take the knowledge in with you. The Acropolis of Sparta appears to date from the Roman Era as there appears inscriptions written in both Greek and Latin.... More 

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Thank smrgeog
Arlington, Virginia
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6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Went there in May 2015. Overall really cool and I liked it but a couple issues. There are a few signs to follow, but not enough to keep you from wondering if you're actually going the right way. After the last sign, you have to walk 200-250m walk through an olive grove before arriving at the site. But anyway, it... More 

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